Dunaway (he/they) is a queer Hong Kong Chinese DJ currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. Taking inspiration from the iconic actress Faye Dunaway, he creates music that is informed by popular culture, dramatics, and all things camp. Since discovering house music in his mid-twenties, Dunaway has been drawn to creating eclectic blends of deep house, downtempo, tech house, and ambient music. He has performed at various venues in Hamilton, including AndThenYou, Into the Abyss, Factory Media Centre, Centre for Artistic + Social Practice, and Digestif @ Durand Coffee. Dunaway is passionate about creating inclusive and accessible dance floors in Hamilton by way of collaborating with 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks. With increasing calls for diversifying dance music, Dunaway sees the production of electronic sound in Hamilton as an opportunity to challenge and rethink notions of locality, originality, and community.
Beyond the dancefloor, he writes a monthly Substack newsletter about his experiences as an emergent DJ. Currently, he is collaborating with the Asian Arts and Culture Trust (Toronto) on an online exhibition exploring Queer Asian expressions through electronic music. When he is not working on music, Dunaway serves as the Communications Manager at Centre for Artistic + Social Practice, where he oversees all public-facing channels, including the website, social media, marketing campaigns, video productions, newsletter, and community engagement.